Cats of Jerusalem

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful. I used a new site called photovisi which is a site to make photo collages. There is a free service and a paid premium one. I am pleased with the choices on the free service which is how I made this collage.

Special thanks to my friend’s daughter who spent the past 5 months at a dance school in Jerusalem. She said there are cats everywhere and took many photos, including these. It breaks my heart that they are homeless, but she said they are well fed and quite friendly. I also didn’t notice any tipped ears so I fear they are not fixed.

Here are my thankfuls-

  1. Thankful my friends had a safe time in Israel and are now back home.
  2. Thankful there are so many TNR programs in the USA- I wish they were everywhere.
  3. Zataar, a tasty spice blend my friends brought back from Jerusalem. I added some to humus and it is fantastic!
  4. Thankful we have had rainstorms between the snowstorms so it never accumulates.
  5. Thankful for the library, I am going to get Season one of Timeless tomorrow to keep us busy during The Olympics. The show returns in March, it is canceled, but they made a short season 2 to wrap up the show for fans. Have you ever seen it?
  6. A cat Cardiologist less than an hour away, I had Emmy’s ultrasound report sent there and she is recommending we start meds. I agree, I want to stop damage instead of waiting to see if she gets any.
  7. The flu shot seems to be working for us, so far.
  8.  A $1 box of bandages, my mom got them for The Great One and we enjoyed seeing her put them all over her dolls 🙂
  9. A $1 package of diapers I got The Great One for her dolls. I can’t believe it costs $6 for 3 doll diapers and only $1 for 5 real diapers-that is a rip off.
  10. All my cats, they are all unique and loving in their own way.

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful.

Today is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease. It is for humans, but Emmy has a heart problem so she has agreed to wear a red scarf. I framed her photo and added the text on Lunapic. Unfortunately, she didn’t agree to keep her eyes open.

Here are my thankfuls-

1. Coffee with a friend on Tuesday.

2. Tallulah went to the vet Monday, she has lost a lot of weight. I am thankful it is just her thyroid which is easy to deal with.

3. Prancie also went to the vet, she got a rabies shot. I asked for a one year one so there would be less stuff going into her. We still don’t really know what happened to her a few months ago so I don’t want to take an chances.

4. Lunch and shopping with my Mom on Wednesday.

5. Bargain on socks at Macy’s, between the sale and plenti points, I got 6 pairs for $2. I love a bargain.

6. Lots of reading time this week.

7. Hubby and I went to the nursing home to visit his former secretary ( for 27 years) -she was doing well and the place is cheerful and doesn’t have the typical nursing home smell.

8. Thankful that my parents kept me safe from all harm, I feel so bad when I hear of kids that are abused in many different ways For example, all those gymnasts abused at the hands of a supposed Doctor.

9. Thankful for my warm home in this very cold and snowy weather.

10. A phone call from one of my friends who is a nun, it was nice to catch up.

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone. Before we get started, we want to say goodbye to Mr. Buttons of Timmy the Tomcat’s family. He was only 7, but lost a battle with kidney disease. Please visit his family, if you haven’t already.

 

We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful Blog Hops.

  For my art, I used Lunapic-cartoon and black and white effects on Emmy’s shopping cart photo.

Here are my thankfuls-

1. Someone calling me Miss instead of the dreadful Ma’am.
2. My great-niece’s growing vocabulary, she told my mom and I to calm down the other day 🙂
3. Nice and Easy hair color- why pay for a full color every 6 weeks when I can spend $6 on this?
4. Pedicure with my mom.
5. Chinese food lunch with my mom after the pedicures- even if we looked odd in flip flops when it was only 30 degrees.
6. Breakfast with a friend.
7. A bargain- found 2 long sleeved v-necks for only $3/each.
8. Joanie sleeps between us every night, not the whole night, but she is always there in the morning.
9. The Babies R Us closest to me is closing , I am not happy they filed bankruptcy, but I am sick of people registering there for baby showers when they are so expensive.
10. A warm home, it sure has been a cold winter.

 

 

Phoebe’s Traveling Shades Are Home

When Phoebe sent out her traveling shades in 2016, I had no idea she would no longer be with me when they returned. It was a bittersweet day when they arrived in the mail this week. I want to thank all 19 families that participated. Sadly, several of these families have also lost kitties during this time. I hope they are all playing with Phoebe while waiting for us.

Joanie posing with the shades

  1. Critters in the Cottage (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 )
  2. Canadian Cats part one and two
  3. Pipo and Minko
  4. Lone Star Cats
  5. One Spoiled Cat (Sammy)
  6. Friends Furever
  7. Timmy Tomcat
  8. 4-Legged Furballs
  9. Cat Scout Charles

10 . Annie and Pierrot

11. Toby, Simon and family ( part 1, part 2)

12. Miss Mudpie

13, The Kitties Blue (part 1 , part 2)

14. The Island Cats ( part 1, part 2)

15. Trout Talking Tabbies

16. Eastside Cats

17.Lola and Lexy

18. McGuffy’s Reader

19. Summer ( part 1, part 2)

Phoebe’s shades traveled with an autograph book. Reading all the sweet messages to her made me feel like she was still with me. Thank you all for participating and being great models. The shades and the book are safely tucked away in her memory box now.

We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful ( I actually have 19 thankfuls). Thank you to all who participated and were friends of my Phoebe.

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Ten Things of Thankful and Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hops.

Today is Rubber Duckie Day so our art was made at Facein the Hole-

Sammy with rubber duckies

Here are my 10 thankfuls:

  1. Thankful I have room in the attic to store the Christmas tree still standing ( I did remove the ornaments.
  2. free magazines from the library!

every January the town library gives away magazines. I scored some Writing ones, House Beautiful, HGTV, Prevention and some cooking ones too. It looks like I cleaned them out, but there were two tables filled with the, so I barely made a dent.

3. Warmer weather, from negative temps last week to 50’s this week.

4. Hubby was able to take our spiral Christmas trees out of the ground, I really thought they were going to be there until April.

5. Emmy was a meme on Savannah’s blog-click here.

6. Thankful that Angel Phoebe’s Purrince is currently stable, he has IBD.

7.Thankful that Emmy doesn’t need heart meds and her heart is not enlarged.

8. Also thankful that Emmy’s thyorid is fine, I already have 4 cats on thyroid meds.

9. For our ginger girl , Prancie ( yesterday was Kiss a Ginger Day so we gave her lots of kisses).

10. Joanie wants to do the last one-

I iz thankful that Gremmie uses the potty now.

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful. Our art today is a card wishing the kitties’ Dad a Happy Birthday!

 

And now for our thankfuls:

  1. My wonderful husband whose birthday is today.
  2. My hubby that makes me tea at night and even warms the cup with hot water so it will stay extra hot.
  3. My hubby who plows ( very handy this week with 10 inches of snow).
  4. My hubby who makes sure the generator is working before a storm ( and was wise enough to get one to begin with).
  5. My hubby that the cats all flock too, I get annoyed that they all take turns on his lap. Joanie is my only lap cat with a brief visit from Brody or Emmy once in a while.
  6. My hubby who can fix a leaky faucet without calling a plumber.
  7. My hubby who can hang a framed picture or anything and make it perfectly level.
  8. My hubby who is a great cook.
  9. My hubby who is glad I am so close with my mom.
  10. My hubby who loves me even though I am a little crazy with all my quirks and superstitions.

I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful husband to share my life with.

 

 

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful.

My art today is from Toby’s mom , Sabina. She made me these two beautiful pieces for Christmas and I am very thankful.

The first is a memory box that I am planning to put Phoebe’s bikini and Crotchety Cougar hat in for safe keeping.

She also made me this beautiful book with photos of my angel kitties. I can’t even imagine how long it took to make this. I love it!

Those were my first two thankfuls. And here are the rest:

3. Our open house was a lot of fun and we ended up with 21 guests.

4. I got to spend time with my mom, niece and great-niece this week. Usually, my niece is at work, but she had the week off this week.

5. A warm house and thermal underwear- it has been below zero some days this week and will continue to be that cold for at least another week.

6. I haven’t caught the bad cold my mom has had for weeks  ( I hope she feels better soon).

7. Everyone seemed genuinely pleased with the gifts I got for them this year.

8. Thankful that I do not have to deal with traffic jams often. We went to meet my hubby’s sister for lunch the other day and the turnpike was so backed up. My hubby was more upset than I was, but I reminded him that some people have to deal with traffic every day. This was only the third time in over 25 years I can recall being in traffic with him.

9.Bargains- I scored a huge container of Temptations for $2.48 at Target because it was holiday themed. I got some cheap cards and wrapping paper at other stores too.

10. Emmy- she cracks us up with her hoarding. Every night, she adds to her collection- last night she swiped a stuffed elf off a shelf on the entertainment center.

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! Today we are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful.

This week, some of my thankfuls will be Christmas decorations. My first one will also count for my art this week. It is not my work, but my friend’s who is an amazing graphic designer ( and designed my logo and blog header). If you need any graphics done, click here.

  1.  Isn’t this a cute snowman and kitty?
  2. My friend, Heather who passed away at age 46 ( 12 years ago) gave me these snowmen so they are very special.
  3. A wreath with a kitty that looks like Millie.
  4. The hubby’s Star Trek tree which is now more of a Scifi tree complete with Dr. Who ornaments and a Lost in Space robot. The Spock ears were my idea 🙂
  5. My nip knots came out nice, I made 24 to give out to people who come to my house for their cats. I got the instructions from Summer’s blog. Click here
  6. Thankful that my Sammy got through his dental, I always worry when anyone is under anesthesia. Sammy got a nip knot from the tooth fairy.
  7. I am done shopping, but I am going  today with my mom and niece for fun.
  8. When I told my 2 yr old great-niece we were going shopping and she was going to stay home with Daddy, she said “want to go shopping with the ladies.”  I thought that was so adorable, already a shopaholic 🙂  ( She has an ear infection or she would be going).
  9. Librarian set aside a book about cats for me this week that I had not heard of before. It is nice to be known around town as a cat lover 🙂
  10. One of my friends came over to visit last Sunday. She had just finished shoveling and was going to make coffee, but came to me because she knew I would have coffee ready. I always have coffee available from 7AM to 10 PM.

The Twelve Cats of Christmas

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful.

Our art today is our Christmas card with all 12 of the kitties. Please feel free to take the card. I plan to email it and also mail them to those that signed up for the exchange. If you need cards, I highly recommend groupon. I got mine made at Staples for only $8 for a set of 25 purchased through groupon. ( I am not being compensated, I just like to share bargains).

Here are my thankfuls-

  1. Thankful to live in an area where we get a lot of snow and cold weather- even though the snow is messing up my plans to go to Emily Dickinson’s birthday party at her museum.
  2. Emmy continues to sit on my lap, when Joanie isn’t hogging it.
  3. For my ornament/decoration collection that I have acquired over my lifetime ( I will be showing some next Saturday).
  4. Coffee with a friend.
  5. Shopping with my mom.
  6. A hubby that puts the outside lights on the house and in the yard.
  7. Being able to give my great-niece a cookie and then getting to leave- I must admit I thought it was funny to see her jumping up and down on the couch ( a sugar high) when I was leaving.
  8. Groupon ( see above).
  9. A package from a dear friend that arrived this week.
  10. Coffee- the best beverage 🙂

Be sure to come back tomorrow for Prancie’s Grumpy Giveaway!

 

 

Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Catruday Art Blog Hop. I started taking photos for our Christmas card yesterday and this is one of our bloopers. I used Lunapic to add a snowflake border.

I am also joining the Ten Things of Thankful Blog Hop.

  1. Sammy’s negative heartworm antigen test.
  2. Good kitties that let me dress them for photos.
  3. Only getting one scratch from KaTwo while taking photos for the Christmas card.
  4. A husband that brings me coffee in the morning and makes me tea at night.
  5. My hubby and I got to have lunch with his sister this week.
  6. Lunch with my mom and the great one.
  7. Blueberry pancakes at my favorite diner with my mom.
  8. Almost done Christmas shopping.
  9. Parchment paper, before I discovered it, I always burned my cookies.
  10. I won Jackson Galaxy’s new book from Caren and Cody’s blog. I will review it soon.

Clearly I did a lot of eating this week ( #’s 5-7), but it was more about the people than the food.